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Items Of Interest From All Area's Of Biological Science


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The Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)

The Association was founded in 1981 to provide a professional organisation for the truly "Independent" crop consultant. Advise given by members is independent of the merchantry and manufacturing trade associations and thus our members are able to give a continuity of professional and confidential advice, without any pressures from interested commercial parties.

The Association of Learned Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Of which the AAB is a member, was founded in 1972 and is a not-for-profit organisation with the objective of encouraging communication and co-operation between learned and professional societies and institutions of all shapes and sizes in matters concerning publishing. Activities of ALPSP include the arrangement of meetings for discussion of matters related to publishing, the mounting of seminars on specific topics, participation in exhibitions at home and overseas, and the management of trade meetings to markets overseas. The Association also fosters close relations with other bodies involved in publishing in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Belgian Plant Biotechnology Association

The objective of the Association is to promote fundamental research and the application of Plant Biotechnology and Tissue Culture. The society was founded in 2007 as the extension and continuation of the former Belgian Plant Tissue Culture Group (BPTCG) and is targeting members mainly working in research institutes, universities and companies in the area of plant multiplication and plant breeding.

Ben Freer photography

An online portfolio of AAB member Ben Freer's beautiful photography; some of which you might recongnise from the AAB website.

Biomass Energy Center

A 'one stop shop' to provide information to anyone in the UK with an interest in biomass derived solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and associated conversion technologies. The BEC aims to draw together information from existing sources into one easy to use service based around this website and an information inquiry service to UK individuals, companies, local authorities and other UK organizations

Biotech Industry Supplier Registry 

Manual compilation of biotech suppliers enabling buyers to easily source manufacturers of biotechnology equipment for cell biology, cell culture, genomics, proteomics and more. Site includes new projects, free magazines, jobs, news and events.

The British Complementary Medicine Association 

(BCMA) supports and protects the integrity of its therapists, ensures the protection and well-being of their clients, and the high quality standards with which Complementary Medicine is delivered to the public.

British Grassland Society

(BGS) is a forum for those with an active interest in the science and practice of temperate grassland production and utilization. It has as its objectives: a) The advancement of methods of production and utilization of grass and forage crops for the promotion of agriculture and the public benefit. b) The advancement of education and of research in grass and forage crop production and utilization, and the publication of the results of any research.

European Society of Agronomy (ESA)

was launched in 1990. Its main objectives are: to promote the science of agronomy, to link those interested in agronomic research and development within Europe, to promote a European journal for agronomy and a newsletter, to encourage continuous training opportunities in agronomy for scientists and technicians, to cooperate with organisations with similar aims in other fields of science. The ESA is for agronomists, researchers and teachers who are concerned with basic and applied science in agronomy : the relationships between crops, soils, climates and agricultural practices, and between agriculture and the environment. It is a forum for scientists and users of research results to exchange information and experience and for developing collaborative programmes. The AAB and ESA have recently established a cooperative relationship, confirmed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The European Society of Nematologists

aims to foster collaboration between Nematologists and to represent the views of Nematologists to policy makers, industry and others interested in our work.  The Society organises a biennial meeting in order to promote exchange of ideas and research information and publishes a newsletter twice each year.

European Society for Weed Research (EWRS)

The EWRS is an international organisation which promotes and co-ordinates scientific research into all aspects of weed science.

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

(FWAG) is the UK's only independent and dedicated provider of environmental and conservation advice and consultancy to farmers and crofters. Formed in 1969, FWAG has grown into a network of 120 highly skilled Farm Conservation Advisers located within 55 regional and county groups across the UK.

Global Potato News 

 your online source for information on potatoes.

Global Potato News strives to be the most compelling portal site for the potato industry world-wide. Registering on Global Potato News will give you access to members-only sections of the site, as well as the opportunity to sign up for potato related newsletters. The members-only sections include global industry trends, potato statistics, registered patents related to potatoes, articles about potato agronomy, and research information. 


Home Grown Cereals Authority

HGCA supports the UK cereal and oil-seeds industry in improving its competitiveness in UK and overseas markets

Horticultural Development Council

The HDC is a levy funded body that serves the commercial horticultural industry in England, Scotland and Wales. The money it collects is used to fund high quality, essential applied research, development and technology transfer. All projects are approved by expert panels that represent each sector of the industry, encompassing over 300 different crops.


(the French National Research Institute for Agricultural Research) 


Institute of Food Science and Technology

Institute of Horticulture

The International Association for Landscape Ecology

(IALE (UK)) was founded on 22-23 September 1992 at a meeting at Nottingham University entitled Landscape Ecology in Britain . This became the UK Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, established to promote landscape ecology. Our core objectives are to promote communication, inter- disciplinary research and the development of knowledge and interaction between scientists and those engaged in the planning and management of the landscape. We have achieved these objectives by organizing annual meetings on topical themes in landscape ecology and by the prompt publication of the proceedings of those meetings.  

International Center for Scientific Research

International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)

 A worldwide association of bio-control industries producing microorganisms, macro-organisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection and public health.

International Organisation for Biocontrol

The International Fertiliser Society

was founded in 1947 for individuals who have a professional interest in any aspect of fertiliser production, marketing and use. Membership is personal and is open to all; it currently covers almost 50 countries world-wide. 

The International Society for Horticultural Science

was formally established in 1959, and is now the leading worldwide organization of Horticultural Scientists with contacts all over the world. The aim of the ISHS is to promote and to encourage research in all branches of Horticulture and to facilitate the cooperation of scientific activities and knowledge transfer on a global scale by means of its publications, events and scientific structure. Membership is open to all interested Horticultural researchers, students and organizations.

The International Society for Plant Pathology

ISPP) promotes the world-wide development of plant pathology and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management. 

The International Society for Pest Information

(ISPI) is a recently established non-profit organisation with the aim to promote information exchange on: 1. animal pests, diseases and weeds in agriculture, forestry and stores; and 2. arthropods (e.g. insects) which are harmful to livestock or effect humans directly. It issues (as CD ROM) the 'Pest Directory', a database containing addresses, literature and other information on pest management. 

Linking Environment and Farming

The National Farmers' Union

of England and Wales (NFU) operates a website to provide its members and the public with details of the NFU and its activities, and information on related developments.

Pest Management Science Journal

(PMS) - a journal that covers all aspects of research, development, application, use and impact on the environment of products designed for pest control and crop protection.

The Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book

is a subject oriented internet resource guide for plant pathology, applied entomology, and all related fields. On their pages you will find plant pathology related internet sites and more useful resources.

Renewable Energy Centre

Royal Entomological Society

Founded in 1833 as the Entomological Society of London, the Royal Entomological Society plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists.

Royal Society for Protection of Birds

Society for Applied Micro-biology (SFAM)

The Society of Chemical Industry

(SCI) is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. Anyone can join, and the Society offers a chance to share information between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental science and safety.

Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)

Society for General Microbiology (SGM)

Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB)

Spray Drift Reduction Technology


The Soil Association

A UK leading environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health.

Tropical Agriculture Association

The Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) is a society of professionals and trainees in tropical, mediterranean and arid-zone agriculture, and in rural development.

Membership includes mainstream agriculturists and specialists in education, training and extension. Has many members working in developing countries and is forming overseas groups.

All the Virology on the WWW

seeks to be the best single site for Virology information on the Internet. We have collected all the virology related Web sites that might be of interest to our fellow virologists, and others interested in learning more about viruses. Additionally, we have created an index to virus pictures on the web, The Big Picture Book of Viruses, which also functions as a resource for viral taxonomy. A collection of some of the best Online Virology and Microbiology Course Notes available can also be found here. If you're interested in even more information, we have The Virology Bookshop, an on-line microbiology and virology bookstore with a significant discount for our users.

Technology Transfer at the Wellcome Trust

A committed funder of translational research. Helping to bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial application, it supports academic researchers and companies by funding product development and new discoveries. Through Translation Awards, Technology Transfer funds applied research projects at an early stage where there is an unmet medical need, a potential new solution and a realistic expectation that the innovation will be developed further by the market. Translation Awards are open to researchers from both academic institutions and early-stage companies.